Niagara Ale Trail


Niagara is more than just wine country. With our boutique-like breweries all over the region, the craft beer industry is alive and well! The Niagara Ale Trail is your guide to the must-visit offerings in the area, both established and new to the local craft scene. Plan your brewery visits with our Ale Trail map – perfect for your day trip around the Niagara or an extended Beercation!

Cold Break Brewing

193 St. Paul St. W

Located in West St. Catharines, along the wine route, the 15-barrel brewhouse serves up great tasting beer. Opening in December of 2019, Cold Break Brewing offers a 125-seat taproom and spacious patio to enjoy great beer and an elevated food menu featuring locally sourced ingredients.

Must Sip: Sublime -Hazy IPA

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Decew Falls Brewing Co.

207 St. Paul St. W.

Started in 2017, Decew Falls Brewing Company hit the streets asking local bars and restaurants to give its flagship brew a chance. They did. Now you can enjoy a Morningstar Cream Ale as well as new flavours and good food at the new Decew Falls tap room on St. Paul Street West.

Must Sip: Chinook Smash Pale Ale

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Lock Street Brewing building

Lock Street Brewing Co.

15 Lock St.

Enjoy old craft in the heart of Port Dalhousie. Dedicated to making authentic beers and ales, Lock Street’s philosophy when crafting its brews is to take its time so you can enjoy yours. Check out the Biergarten (patio) out back and enjoy food by oddBird.xpress.

Must Sip: Jealous Mistress – English Brown Ale with Honey

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Merchant Ale House

98 St Paul St.

Among the pioneers of the craft brewing industry, the Merchant Ale House was one of  St. Catharines’s first brewpubs and has been brewing a wide variety of unique beers for more than 20 years. A St. Catharines icon, “The Merch” is ideal for craft beer, cocktails, casual fare and live music right in the heart of downtown.

Must Sip: In the Pines Pale Ale

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